Breaking down Super Bowl XLIX possibilities

By Chris Freud For yet another year, the top seeds in the AFC and NFC will square off in the game of all games — this time, Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Pitting the AFC’s No. 1 seed, the New England Patriots, against the NFC’s No. 1 seed, the Seattle Seahawks, this Super Bowl should […]

Beaver Creek readies with one day left

By chris freud BEAVER CREEK — Come on already, is it here yet? That would be the rough sentiment of the vast host at Beaver Creek preparing for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships just one day away. While the planning has been meticulous, and years in the works, don’t count on anyone involved catching […]

Pitcher, Seibert nominated to Ski Club Vail’s Wall of Excellence

By Melanie Wong Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is naming six people to its first Wall of Excellence in the Athlete Category and four people to its Leader Category on Feb. 7 at the Four Seasons Vail. Tom Pitcher and Pete Seibert Jr. are among the four people being inducted into the Wall of Excellence […]

Your guide to navigating the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships

By Melanie Wong VAIL — They’re almost here, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, and you should probably get a plan together on how you’re going to watch the races and get from place to place in what’s expected to be a rather large crowd. Organizers are anticipating about 150,000 people in and out […]

#VailLive: Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin at Vail

By John LaConte January 31, 2015 — Send your text, photo or video updates on weather, conditions and more from Vail and Beaver Creek mountains using #VailLive and #BCLive on Twitter or Instagram and see them published here on our live blog as well as tomorrow in the Vail Daily newspaper. … Source:: Vail Daily […]

On the Hill: Conditions improving at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: On a busy Saturday, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from several areas of Vail Mountain which are seeing the first accumulations of snowfall in more than a week. Vail Daily reporter John […]

A magnificent masterpiece: Artist James Van Fossan spent three years painting ‘Drama Magnifico’

By caramie schnell Despite spending more than 4,000 hours and three years painting and staring at “Drama Magnifico” in his narrow home studio, artist James Van Fossan isn’t entirely sure how many figures are in the piece. “Somewhere around 150,” James said. “It’s meant to represent a throng of people: Thousands.” The Eagle-based realist painter […]

Vail: Ready for Championships

By scott miller VAIL — The World Alpine Ski Championships have been held four times on American soil. Vail and Beaver Creek have hosted three of those events. But this year’s Championships have presented a set of very different challenges for event organizers and host communities. Pam Brandmeyer, who’s now the town of Vail’s assistant […]

Volunteer corps crucial to event success

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — For nearly a decade, Steve Prawdzik has braved cold, wind and snow to work on a nearly-vertical sheet of ice. And he’s loved nearly every minute of it. Prawdzik is a member of the Talon Crew, a group of volunteers who maintain the racecourses at Beaver Creek, doing everything […]